Having moved down from NY, I was nervous about the schools. I was very pleased and surprised with Spanish River. THe kids are great, the teachers car and the parents are involved....
I go there, and it has the most elite and competitive student body in the boca raton area. I know students from all over, and have been to many schools.
Disappointment. Being known as one of the best schools in county, I expected more. My child is not really happy with teacher's willing to help and teach. They feel like teachers are just waiting for the day to end... My child, straight A student, does not know principal's name after two years in the school! Comparing it to other schools in the district, it is still better...
This school was a nightmare. My daughter had a hard time adjusting to the clicks and everyone trying to out do each other. They offer all of the extracurricular activites that most public high schools have yet the parent involvement was low.
My experience was so horrible at SRHS, I transfered my child out of it! When trying to do so, the staff was nothing short of uncooperative and rude! I found that from the principal, was very unconcerned when my childs grades plummited down to all F's! I have since moved my son into a private school where he is once again on an A + b level!
I think this is an ok school, it has alot to offer students such as sign lang., my son has enjoyed his years out there. The teachers are good and knowledgable of what they teach. keep up the good work sharks.
It has very good academic programs;academics are extremely advanced for a public school. Great clubs and sports programs. Very worthwhile for you child to get a diploma from this well acredited school.
This school provides little assistance for parents of a child who may be having a difficult time with fitting in. Peer pressure was immence going from a 'dress code' environment to 'anything goes'. Guiding my son toward a college course was what I was expecting, however I was told by the time my teen my child was heading down the wrong path, failing 3 out of 7 classes I was told it is 'only 3' and if I came in and saw them in person maybe some grades could be change! I was appalled! I would not suggest anyone to send their child to this uncaring school!
This school is extremely poor, guidance is poor. Several children within my Community have Become dropouts even while achieving A's previously, due to poor guidance and administration. I feel the teachers need to become more involved with their students. Teachers are not properly teaching lessons and many just hand out quiz's without teaching the subject matter. We moved to this district on account of spanish rivers 'A' rating. This is false, This school deserves D due to their dropout rate.
Although Spanish River High School is a well known school in the district, the children there need to be more vocal in speaking out about the poor teaching methods throughout the school. Half the teachers do not teach full lessons, and then expect us children to do well on their impossible exams...a bit ironic since we don't understand/know the full material.
Safe environment and excellent reputation but my daughter's teachers are not challenging her in honor classes. Worst of all guidance counselors make themselves unavailable. School is overrated.
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